13 June 2000
FOUR MESOPOTAMIAN DARK STONE AMULETS
late uruk/jemdet nasr, circa 3100-2900 b.c.
Including a reclining bull, drilled vertically through the body, the underside drilled with two stylized globular quadrupeds; a reclining calf, pierced horizontally through the body, the underside drilled with five dots; a fox head with a heavy brow and wide eyes, the ears erect, drilled horizontally, the underside drilled with an quadruped; and a boar, the eyes drilled, pierced through the shoulders
1¾ in. (4.4 cm) long for the largest (4)
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